The Critical Care Research Group (CCRG) is a world leader in the field of critical care research and biomedical engineering, with a focus on developing technologies that improve outcomes for critically ill patients. 


About CCRG

The Critical Care Research Group (CCRG) – based at The Prince Charles Hospital (TPCH) – is a collaborative of multi-disciplinary researchers committed to finding world-first innovative solutions that will lead to healthier living, improved quality of life, fewer hospitalisations and more efficient clinical treatment.

 Our research is clinician-driven and aims to address gaps in current practice to aid clinical decision-making and patient management, resulting in improved levels of care provided to acutely ill patients, improved patient outcomes and reduced healthcare costs. 

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Congratulations to Dr Eric Wu, on being awarded his PhD…

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TPCH Foundation Research Fellowship Congratulations to Dr Chris Chan on…

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Job Oppportunites

Clinical Nurse - Research

The CCRG team is seeking highly-motivated, experienced ICU nurses to join our research team! This is an opportunity to build on your research skills and work with some of the best researchers in Australia.

Please visit or get in contact for more information!

Closing date: Wednesday, 1 January 2020

Upcoming Events

The Asia-Pacific Extracorporeal Life Support Organisation 2019 Conference will be held on November 20th-22nd 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand.

There will be two parallel educational streams:

  1. Advanced treatment for severe respiratory failure
  2. Mechanical support for acute and chronic heart failure. 

The following CCRG members have been invited to speak: John Fraser, Kiran Shekar, Angela Cho and Jae-Seung Jung. A full list of speakers can be found at

Research focuses

  • Heart transplant and heart failure
  • Mechanical heart support
  • ECMO oxygenation, flow and canulation practices
  • Acute respiratory distress syndrome management
  • Genomic diagnostic and theraputic solutions

Contact us

For more information about current projects, get in touch via the contact channels below.